Ever been to Milton Keynes? It’s famous for its concrete cows and the urban myth that it was named after the two economists Milton Friedman and Maynard Keynes. The town’s name actually came from the old village of Milton Keynes which was in the centre of the area designated for development as a ‘new town’ in 1967.
2017 is Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday and, to help the town celebrate its half-centenary, a short story competition has been organised. Hooray!
The competition is asking for stories in any genre but they must be set in Milton Keynes. Maximum number of words is 1050 and the closing date is 21st April 2017.
£100 goes to the winner, £50 to second place and £25 to third place. Fifty of the best stories will be selected for publication in a limited edition anthology.
Entry is FREE and judges include local Milton Keynes authors Carole Matthews, Karen Guyler and Scott Dorward.
Full information is available on Carole Matthew’s website.
And, by the way, Milton Keynes gets a brief mention in my psychological thriller Bedsit Three…
#1 by g2-3fc65a4f01d1887a1c77c00e6ccb95b2 on February 10, 2017 - 9:38 am
I was runner up in a competition they ran a few years ago and won a one year pass to Bletchley Park. (Unfortunately, I was never able to get down there and it expired). Later on, however, I sold a suitably adapted version of my story to TPF.
#2 by Sally Jenkins on February 10, 2017 - 8:10 pm
Two successes with one story – I’m impressed, Maggie!
#3 by susanjanejones on February 10, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Free entry is too good to miss, thanks, Sally. I did notice it on Carole Matthew’s website only thought it was last years one. Might have a go.
#4 by Sally Jenkins on February 10, 2017 - 8:32 pm
Good Luck, Susan!
#5 by juliathorley on February 11, 2017 - 12:43 pm
Thanks for sharing this info. I might have a go. Of course, this does means that I’ll have to take a trip to MK shopping centre to get a feel for the place…
#6 by Sally Jenkins on February 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm
And to properly get in the mood you’ll have to buy a few things, Julia!